Day 1
16 May 2017
Day 2
17 May 2017

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Presenting Company Exhibits Open Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Pre-Event Panel: Accelerators, Incubators, and Foundries

Hosted by BioArbor, join us for this informative panel discussion on understanding the landscape and value of accelerators, incubators and foundries for life science startups. The room will open at 9:30 a.m. for networking prior to the discussion.

Lunch Reception

The lunch buffet will open at 11:30. The welcome and keynote address will be from 12-1:00 p.m. in the ballroom.

Keynote Address & MVCA Report Highlights

Opening remarks will be provided by David J. Brophy of the Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity at the University of Michigan and Elias Caro of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Michigan Venture Capital Association report highlights will be provided by Maureen Miller Brosnan. Keynote Speaker TBA

Panel: Fintech: Disruption or Innovation in Venture?

The first wave of fintech companies aimed to disrupt traditional financial services in opposition to banks. The current wave, however, is discovering the logic of partnering with banks to gain access to their customers, capital bases, and regulatory experience. Our panel will share their thoughts on the forces of disruption, innovation...
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Don Layden
Arvind Ramnani
Jonathan Murray
Steve Robert

Panel: When Obamacare Becomes Trumpcare – Implications for Healthcare

Complicated, divisive, and essential, healthcare policy is a top of mind issue for industry investors today. Cut through the soundbites and political posturing as an expert panel discusses the practical implications of healthcare policy reform for investors and early stage companies. PANELISTS: Justin Field, National Venture Capital Association; Anna Haghgooie, Sandbox Industries; Dan Kidle, Arboretum Ventures. Other panelists TBA. Panel presented by Arboretum Ventures.

Anna Haghgooie
Dan Kidle

Networking Dinner Reception at U-M’s Football Stadium

Join us at The Big House on the field to play some ball and at the dinner reception from above the field. Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz trio. Shuttle transportation will be provided between the Marriott and the Stadium. The MVCA will be hosting a later reception in Ann Arbor for invited...
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Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits

Breakfast Buffet Opens Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MichiganGCS to tweet about the symposium.

Panel: Early-stage Life Science Companies: Building a Great Team

Hear from CEOs and VCs on best practices and lessons learned on how best to build your team in an early-stage life sciences company. PANELISTS: Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Mike Blue, Histosonics; Clay B. Thorp, Hatteras Venture Partners; Other panelists TBA. Panel presented by Venture Investors.  
Mike Blue
Jim Adox
Clay B. Thorp

MGCS Company Presentations

University Research Track

Networking Lunch & Closing Remarks

David J. Brophy, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, University of Michigan

Post-MGCS: Biomedical Innovation Cup Pitch Event

Join U-M Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual competition as five teams of biomedical innovators, from the University of Michigan and across the state, step into the spotlight to pitch their products to a panel of venture capital leaders. Guest Host: Paul Riser of Tech Town Detroit. FREE. RSVP Today! See: